Following upon a successful and well attended third meeting of our NHS Travel & Transport Managers' Forum on 13 September, the forum's fourth meeting will be held on Thursday 24 November from 2:00-4:00 pm at BuroHappold in London, with an option to join via teleconference.
Act TravelWise members will receive a 20% discount on registration for the first Better Places Symposium, Thursday 24 November at The KIA Oval in London. This event will look at how forward-thinking towns and cities are adopting new strategies and tactics to deliver safer, cleaner and people-friendly places.
The annual conference of the RTPI-TPS Transport Planning Network, titled 'Development around Transport Hubs' will be held in Birmingham on Monday 21 November 2016 from 1 pm - 6 pm. The conference will explore the government's agenda for delivering housing around transport hubs, and discuss how we plan sustainable transit-oriented developments.
This year's Cyclenation - Cycling UK Campaigners Conference will be held in St Albans on Saturday 19 November. This will be followed by a 'cycling infrastructure safari' on Sunday 20 November in central London. Tickets are £15. For details and programme, see http://www.cyclenation.org.uk/conference
The second Total Transport Northern Group (TTNG) Conference, titled 'Delivering Smarter Health Transport', will be held in Doncaster on 11 November 2016. Total Transport is the pan-Government transport initiative to ensure that every £1 spent on transport is maximised. The conference is free to attend. Keynote address by Andrew Jones MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Transport and presentations by various healthcare partners. East Riding of Yorkshire Council is organising the event with support from nine other Northern local authorities that have all received DfT Total Transport Pilot funding.
The next meeting of the South West regional group will take place on Tuesday 11 October 2016 hosted by BANES (location TBC).
The next meeting of the South East regional group will be held on Tuesday 11 October at Motion’s offices in Guildford.
The autumn 2016 meeting of the Midlands regional group is scheduled for Thursday 6 October at 10:30 am at the offices of Transport for West Midlands in Birmingham. The meetings are now chaired by Rachel Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org) of ATKINS and Kerry Swingler (email@example.com) of Centro, either of whom can be contacted for more information.
Sustrans will be delivering a series of open-enrolment Workplace Travel Champions Training courses throughout October-December. The sessions will be hosted by the Big Lottery Fund and are set to take place in Newcastle, Birmingham and Belfast. These courses will give workplace staff the knowledge, skills and confidence to champion sustainable travel within their organisation; providing them with a wealth of tools and materials.
Bikeplus announces an exciting two day conference in Oxford about bike share in the UK. Participants will gain wider understanding of important issues in the sector from bike share procurement to the latest innovations as well as learning lessons from the Shared Electric Bike Programme. Full conference details here and online registration can be found here.